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BASF at the PDA 2008 Annual Conference

Published on 2008-02-07. Author : SpecialChem

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- BASF is a sponsor and participant of the 2008 annual Polyurea Development Association (PDA) conference that will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, from 12-15th Feb.. The theme for this polyurea industry event will be, "Polyurea - Where Technology Shapes Solutions."

Representatives of leading polyurea companies, such as The Hanson Group LLC, will provide information about products and applications, as well as the advantages of this versatile technology. Lee Hanson of The Hanson Group will present in his paper titled, "Recent Advances in Polyurea Technology," information about an innovative and very special chain extender that offers major advantages in processing polyurea systems. This product, a joint development between BASF and Hanson, will be exclusively distributed in North America as Polyclear™ PC 136 by The Hanson Group LLC. In Europe, BASF introduced it under its own brand name as Baxxodur™ PC 136.

Polyurea is an elastomer that is obtained by mixing two reactive components: an isocyanate component and an amine component that acts as a curing agent. As one of the world's leading suppliers of amines, BASF has a broad range of polyetheramines and cycloaliphatic amines that are used in the curing-agent component.

Polyurea: Unique combination of properties

Polyurea systems are used as spray coatings in various industrial applications, for example, in the construction of industrial buildings, roads and bridges, in landscaping and interior fitting. Unlike other spray coatings, polyurea systems can also be applied in humid and low-temperature outdoor conditions. They take no more than seconds to form a solid film on the surface, a film that can be walked on in a matter of minutes and cures completely within just a few hours. The coating stands out for its excellent resistance to chemicals, high temperatures and mechanical wear and tear. By its elasticity, it readily bridges cracks and adheres superbly to a wide variety of surfaces.

New brochure from BASF

Information on all aspects of this versatile technology and the raw materials needed for it can be found in the new brochure just released by the Intermediates division of BASF, "Your Competent Partner for Polyurea Coatings." This publication provides a thorough overview of the intermediates BASF offers for polyurea systems, in particular. The brochure deals extensively with the new cycloaliphatic secondary amine known as Baxxodur™ PC 136. It is used as chain extender to modify the reactivity of the polyurea system on hand to suit the particular application. While offering the benefit of a longer pot life, this new chain extender also ensures that film properties develop much faster than with traditional chain extenders.


The Polyurea Development Association (PDA) is a body that provides a platform for all players in the U.S. polyurea market. The mission of the PDA is to promote market awareness and acceptance of the fairly recent polyurea technology through the development of education programs, product standards, safety and environmental and use recommendations.

The BASF Group's Intermediates division develops, produces and markets the world's largest range of intermediates containing more than 600 products. The most important of the division's product groups include amines, diols, polyalcohols, acids and specialties. Among other applications, intermediates are used as starting materials for coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textile fibers, detergents and crop protectants. Innovative intermediates from BASF help to improve the properties of final products and the efficiency of production processes. The ISO 9001:2000-certified Intermediates division operates plants at production sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In 2006, the division generated world sales of about €2.3 billion with 2,600employees.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.®

BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF employs more than 15,500 in North America and had sales of approximately $14.3 billion in 2006.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF's high-value products and intelligent system solutions help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to meet the challenges of the future and open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has approximately 95,000 employees and posted sales of €52.6 billion (approximately $66.1 billion) in 2006.

Source: BASF

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